Ortografía: una habilidad visual

Aproximadamente 1 de 4 niños tienen problema con el aprendizaje y desempeño escolar debido a un problema visual significativo.

Ortografía: una habilidad visual in Olympia

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¿Has notado en tu hijo o estudiante problemas de ortografía en cualquiera de las siguientes maneras?

  • Letra ilegible
  • Letras se confunden como la “d”y la “b”
  • Muchas palabras con falta de ortografía
  • Poco espacio
  • Le cuesta escribir en líneas regladas
  • Escribe lento
  • El niño se cansa mucho al deletrear
  • El niño trata de evitar escribir completamente

Si alguno de arriba suena familiar, es posible que el problema detrás de los problemas de ortografía estén relacionados con las habilidades visuales de tu niño. La buena noticia es que hay un campo completo de optometría de desarrollo que pueden ayudar a tu niño a mejorar sus habilidades visuales para obtener mejores resultados de ortografía.

¿Cómo la ortografía está relacionada con la visión?

La visión es mucho más que una vista 20/20. Nuestros ojos son parte del sistema visual, lo que significa que deben cooperar y trabajar correctamente entre sí y, además, deben comunicarse con el cerebro para lograr la visión más efectiva. Si algo en el sistema visual está desequilibrado, puede afectar las actividades cotidianas, como la ortografía, la lectura y muchas otras funciones esenciales.

¿Cómo la ortografía está relacionada con la visión?

Más del 75% de las pruebas en la escuela pierden un problema visual

(Asociación Americana de Optometría)

Cuando un niño tiene problemas de ortografía podría ser una experiencia frustrante para los padres, para el maestro y por supuesto para el niño que le cuesta. Llevar a tu hijo o que un maestro le advierta a un padre de llevar a su hijo a un optometrista de desarrollo para un examen visual especializado y evaluación, podría ser la clave para ayudar a este niño a mejorar su ortografía y hasta sobresalir en desempeño escolar. El optometrista de desarrollo es capaz de detectar si hay alguna habilidad visual que requiere fortalecerse y puede proveer entrenamiento profesional para ayudar al niño a maximizar su sistema visual para tratar los desafíos visuales que el niño podría estar experimentando tratando de deletrear.

La ortografía involucra muchas habilidades, incluyendo la integración de las habilidades de lenguaje, visuales y motrices.

¿Qué habilidades visuales están involucradas con la ortografía?

  • Coordinación mano-ojo
  • Enfocarse de cerca
  • Seguimiento ocular
  • Movimiento ocular
  • Fijación
  • Procesamiento visual
  • Visualización
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A developmental optometrist is experienced in working with children to train and strengthen their visual skills, enabling them to excel at spelling and other tasks with greater ease and efficiency, breaking down the barriers that previously caused them so much frustration when trying to spell.

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Family Vision Clinic changed our lives! My daughter was frequently car sick, and she was getting headaches every day, often painful enough that they brought her to tears. We saw a string of doctors and therapists, but we made no progress. Finally, we found Dr. Levi Zurcher and his eye therapist Rain. After ten weeks of eye therapy my daughter no longer gets headaches, and she no longer gets car sick. Daily tears are a thing of the past. I really can’t say enough about this clinic. It was fascinating to watch Dr. Zurcher work. For the first time, someone who knew what they were doing was intently studying my daughter, really trying to figure out all of her eye issues, and his therapist Rain is one of the most patient and lovely people that I’ve ever had the good fortune to meet. We’re finished with eye therapy—yay!—and I have switched to American Family Vision Clinic for all of my family’s other eye health needs.

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Very professional, yet kind and helpful. They do what they can to make the appointment comfortable. I was running a bit late, I made sure ti call. They were able to switch me with a patient who was already there, they treated me with respect, and helped my son have confidence by getting him the eye care he needed that day. Thank you so much! Would recommend to anyone. It's a blessing that they care enough to work with people who have all different types of insurance from work to state coverage.

Justin E.

The staff is friendly. The Doc is very knowledgeable. The office is family friendly and everyone is so patient with the little ones.

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